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. >> shame on the nra!emonstrato >> reporter: as demonstrators marched on nra headquarters red in phone calls pour in to congressional offices. >> okay, so you're in support of gun control legislation? >> reporter: kentucky democrat john john yarmuth says most of the calls he's received are in favorre of new gun restrictions. as a democrat from a conservative southern state yarmuth avoided the issue for the past six years, but now he te wants to reinstate the ban on >> not assault weapons. >> nothing's going to bring back those 20 children and six very courageous educators, but we cane make sure that's our inspiration, battlecry and i on't be won't be quiet anymore. >> reporter: neither will manch senator know manchin of west virginia. vi like yarmuth he has a record of being pro gun rights. being he even fired on a piece of legislation once in a campaign ad. after friday's shooting manchin he purch says there must be a way to high-c limit the purchase of high bout the capacity magazines. >> this is not about the second . amendment or taking guns way. it's about having
, connecticut. >> new information now from the nra, the national rifle association broke its silence with a statement about the killings. the group said that nra members were quote, shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders. the nra has said it's offering meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again. >> bay area state senator introduced a bill that would close major loopholes in california's assault weapons ban. the bill is similar to one last year that prohibits semiautomatic weapons. it will require yearly registration and backgrounds checks. a second bill will make it a requirement that store weapons have trigger locks. the white house says if president obama is also prepared to actively support reinstatement of a u.s. assault weapons ban. california senator diane feinstein plans to introduce new legislation next year. the president would also support new rules for gun shows. attendees can buy guns from private dealers without a background check. >> bay area residents are banding together. ktvuu's health and synced core j
the country from sandy hook and shaking up national debate on gun control that was intractable until now. nra is breaking its silence. 4 days after the connecticut school shooting. in a statement the group says the members were quote shocked, sad and heart broken by the news. the group also pledged to quote help make sure this never happens again. more coming apparently from the nra. >>> plus body blow to the maker of the rifle used in the massacre. as today one power ful hedge fund in california with ties to newtown said it's time for action. all this as president obama signals how far he will go to reign in assault weapons. 2020 anchor chris cuomo begins our coverag coverage. >> each body buried calls for change. white house voicing support for new gun law and renewal of the assault weapon ban. weapons that fire bullet in rapid succession with each pull of the trigger. the business community also proving to be potential catalyst. investment manager announcing the sale of the stake in the biggest maker of assault rifle rifles. what prompted the move may instructive. union represen
. you saw what happened on friday. the nra, the national rifle association, came up with their first response to the newtown tragedy and there shouldn't be any new gun control. you heard wayne lapierre, only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun and prominent nra members came out like senator joe manchin and limiting magazine clips. i believe something will come out. the key is speed and that's why the president has asked vice president biden to come back with his recommendations before the end of january. >> the trick is given how partisan things are, will that happen? all right, george, merry christmas, great to he have you. and be sure to join george when his guests include asa hutchinson, the head of the nra national school shield program. >> big show for george this morning. >>> moving on now while it's not as dire as the whole fiscal cliff situation, a lot are upset at the game show "wheel of fortune." it has to do with this contestant. she guessed the right words but she was told she lost anyway. abc's john muller is on the story. >> reporter: good morning,
association chimed in to say, "the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again." >> reporter: white house spokesman jay carney says the president is actively supporting a bill to reinstate the assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004. >> have there been visitors pouring into town in the aftermath of this that has gained so many attention? >> reporter: there are a lot of visitors interest neighboring towns here in connecticut. they have all been stopping by the several makeshift memorials that have been erected in the middle of town. they are dropping off cards and notes, balloons, even teddy bears, or just stopping to reflect and remember the slain people. >> marlie hall live in newtown, thank you. >>> 'tis the season to give and the glide foundation along with gap, inc., is doing just that. this is a live look right now at a grocery bag giveaway about to kick off in san francisco. you can see lots of people braving the cold out there to stand in line. they are already lining up at glide this is on alice street. this is why. about 5500 free bags
how a nra supporter is entering the mix. >> reporter: west virginia senator who is a democrat and nra member is talking gun regulation and leland yee is pushing for measures in the state. we decided to take this debate into the classroom. >> this is an ar15 rifle. >> reporter: he teaches his studentsp how to use -- students how to use these weapons. >> we are making the choice now, as a business owner, if people are an anti-depressants we are not going to teach them. >> he posted a flier against leland yee's proposal to allow guns reloaded with multiple loads of ammunition. leland yee was in chicago hoping to revive it. >> i think there is an assault weapon ban. the law was passed, signed by the manufacturer, however they found a loophole in the law by modifying these weapons with a bullet button. >> student isn't giving up his legal weapon. >> prior to coming here, all my friends are all these shootings, what do you think about it, i said all these shootings i personally think that, you know, i need to have -- invest in a good gun. >> always keep the gun pointed in the safest possibl
says it is sadden and had heartbroken by the news of the senseless murder. the nra said it wanted to give the victims' families time to mourn t. nra plans a news conference friday. >>> ktvu.com has more kovrng of the connecticut school shooting. we posted a special tab for you at the top of our home page including a link to more information about bay area vigils. >>> grab your coat. tonight is expected to be one of the coldest nights of the year with a freeze warning in effect in some bay area neighborhoods. temperatures have already start today drop, right. >> gasia, that's right. it is really cold out here. we are at union square and you can see there's a lot of people out shopping. after all, it is only one week before christmas, and looks like most shoppers were prepared for the dip in temperature bundled up in heavy coats, hats and gloves. now, we also visited the city's largest emergency winter shelter for the homeless to see how it's faring. st. mary's cathedral is amongst four churches in san francisco working with the city to help house and feed homeless folks to get them
dead. they say he set a trap for those firefighters. >>> the nra is standing tough on its opposition to new gun laws in the aftermath of the killings in newtown, connecticut. the ceo went on "meet the press" to defend his call for armed guards in every american school, but here's what a couple of front pages said about wane laperriere. one called him a gun nut and another one headlined with the crazy heest man on earth. laperriere he is not backing down. watch. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. i'll tell you what the american people -- i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. >> there are several lawmakers who are promising to introduce new gun control legislation, and the president formed a new team to come up with ways to limit assault weapons. >>> an idaho senator is apologizing after he was charged with driving under the investment. they arrested senator michael crapo early yesterday after he ran a red light. he failed several field sobriety tests and his blood alcohol level
more than three shells in my clip. it holds five. >> reporter: marlie hall, cbs 5. >> the nra will hold a news conference on friday and the white house says president obama will actively support a bill to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. >>> people in the bay area continue to pay tribute to victims of the connecticut shooting. yesterday evening, families and educators in the pleasanton unified school district held a candlelight vigil. photos of the 26 victims were displayed on a tree at amaral park. pleasanton school officials say it's a sad reminder of the importance of their jobs. >> always look at procedures and practices and what else we can do to improve. >> letters, pictures and donations from pleasanton will be sent to newtown later this week. >>> the san jose sikh temple has a vigil planned for 6:30 tonight. they are on morillo avenue south of quimby road in the east foothills. >>> california is no longer invested in assault rifles. it's pulled nearly $9 million of state pension money out of the gunmaker freedom group, which manufacturers the bushmaster. >
. the nra has largely kept out of sight since last week's shooting, taking down its facebook page and silencing itself on twitter. the press conferences scheduled for 745 our time and we will carry it for you live here on kron4 morning news. the latest on the fiscal cliff talks house of representatives fails to even the boat on a plan to keep taxes from rising on most americans come january 1st. it looks like it's out to the senate. house speaker died later conceded last night of the measure did not have submitted sufficient support from republicans to pass his so-called planned b. with the republican caucus on able to come together and the house and appears more likely that we are in fact going over the fiscal cliff and wall street with a sour reaction to the news. we will have more on that and a few moments. we'll be back as a kron4 morning news continues. >> keeping a close eye on wall street right now wall street is focusing on washington. house speaker john maynard could be garnering support to promote his plan for tax breaks for wealthier americans. there are concerns that t
like the shooting at sandy hook elementary. the n-r-a c-e-o is not budging from the stance he took on friday, arguing for armed guards in schools. >> "if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy." >> reporter: asa hutchinson is the former under secretary for border and transportation security, and is working with the n-r-a on this measure. he compares it to air marshals on planes. calling the armed security a "deterrent", an effective way to protect people without the visible presence of weapons. >> "schools are a sensitive environment as well, but you can provide safety and security with armed, trained personnel without putting fear in anyone." >> reporter: new york senator charles schumer says gun violence is down: >> "but we have to keep working on this. and there are lots of different solutions. the pro-gun people who say don't include guns are wrong and the pro gun safety people like myself who say don't look at other solutions is wrong." >> reporter: i'm elizabeth corridan reporting. >> coming up this
square, wall street, and broadway theaters. >>> the nra says it's willing to offer meaningful contributions to ensure shootings like those in newtown never happen again. the gun rights group said it had been silent until now out of respect for the families. a major investment firm announced it's selling the biggest maker of the assault rifle. people see it as a step toward making assault rifles tabu. >> at the end of the day it's not necessarily the dollar that counts but the sense. the sense of the types of weapons we're selling to the general public. >> we'll hear more details about the nra's position at a news conference on friday. >> considering the mood of the nation, you have to wonder -- they have to pick their words very carefully during that news conference. they said nothing up to this point. even their facebook page had been taken down. so it's going to be interesting to see what those folks have to say at the end of the week. >>> also, in newtown, friends and family are preparing to say goodbye to first grade teacher vicki soto, one of those hero teachers. her fune
the po the nae association a. the nra, the organization that really stifles any movement. >> the power are in the swing states. it is where the president has to win in pennsylvania, ohio, illinois, wisconsin. it is very important that they have the ability to have a victory in those states. the guns are big in those states with hunting being bigger in those states. after the assault weapons ban the democrats got swept out in 1994. everybody thought that even after gabrielle giffords was shot. in 2011 is that something would happen and that portion of the law did not go through. >> what would happen if the nra still less political power? >> this is an effluent community in connecticut with and what is a fluent -- and what is one to happen in six months, two months? does the president make this a state of the union. this is something that only grassroots power is going to have a victory. right now, the nra has a lock on a house in the senate. if you look of the contributions of a photo collection, 80 percent of the contributions from the republicans, of the -- republican convention. >> a
in his decision. florida's governor rick scott has been well supported by the n-r-a. he'd legislative change. >> "i support the second amendment. i believe in the second amendment, but look, what i want to focus on right now is the families, make sure our states, our schools are safe." >>reporter: a c-n-n o-r-c poll released today indicates that more americans are in favor of gun control. 52-percent of people polled say they favor major restrictions on guns. with 46-percent saying they oppose. coming up tonight at 5-30. michael yaki will be here to but first -- we want to know what you think. california. kron4's terisa estacio is here with the story. after >>pam: and -- we are continuing to follow developing news tonight. a freeway shooting. sky-7 hd, abc 7 news. a marine recuriters car shot at -- multiple times. kron4 crews are on the scene. as the search the gunman continues. [ female announcer ] here's to a whole world of happier holidays. time to enchant, delight and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. get breyer's
. it holds five. >> reporter: even the national rifle association chimed in to say, "the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again." >> reporter: white house spokesman jay carney says the president is actively supporting a bill to reinstate the assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004. michelle? >> marlie, you were talking about kids going back to school and it was a day of mixed emotion. tell me what the mood is like after that. i'm sure it's really hard for parents to send their kids back to school but the community seems to be taking steps forward. >> reporter: well, understandably, people are still devastated although resuming classes restored some sense of routine, people -- it was still not a typical day. students went back to school with security. parents, students and teachers still grief-stricken and not much work was done because they were talking about the tragic events that took place on friday. >> no kidding. and any word yet on when the sandy hook elementary students when they are going to return to school? >> reporter: well,
and it is not sent a message on twitter since the extent of the connecticut shooting became clear. >> the nra leaders have approached on sunday talk shows. >> during past crew best- crisis since the group defended the rights of gun owners. but in cases, one political strategist says the nra's approach is possibly that-probably wise given the emotions involved. >> meanwhile the u.s. postal service has created an outlet for the outpouring of emotion following the school shooting. >> businesses news daily reports that the new town post office has been taking calls from people wanting to send letters, care packages and drawings for children. >> the post office has dedicated a post office box to the town. if you would like to send your own and those is the address is. p o box 3700, new town conn 06470. >> we could see pettifog in the north bay. napa is reporting low visibility down to a mile. this afternoon partly cloudy conditions. most of us since they dry. a slight chance for a stray showers today. clear skies will allow temperatures to drop quite a bit. we're talking a frost advisory late tonight or e
. >> and as more victimless are laid to rest in the elementary school tragedy, the nra breaks its silence. >> the in-class punishment a teacher is accused of handing out and why some parents say it crossed the line. >>> tense moments tonight as san jose city college was put under a lockdown. no one was allowed on campus for more than three hours as police searched for a reported gunman. >> reporter: reaction to this lockdown ranged from a "so what "to bewilderment to anger that this could have been a hoax. these photos show heavily armed police officers searching the building room by room. it's a raw glimpse of what it's like to be a student in this day and age. >> we barricaded down, we hushed our voices, got away from the windows, made sure we weren't near where anybody could look in, and we were afraid. >> reporter: police got a single 911 phone call of a black male suspect wearing a white t-shirt, possibly armed with a gun, at the tech center building. officers swarmed in, locked down the entire campus, and over the next few hours, students were slowly released from their classrooms.
to the debate on gun control. in the fist statement the nra says the national rifle association of america is made up of four million moms and dads sons, a and daughters and we were shocked and saddened. they will not comment on the newtowshoong iediately out of respect for the families. the powerful gun rights group says it wants to be part of the national dialogue to make sure such tragedy does not happen again. >>> a former security guard accused of shooting off a gun outside of a shopping mall is linked to several other shootings. investigators say 42-year-old marco fired 54 shots into the air outside a new port beach mall saturday. no one was shot. he has been involved in ten similar shootings since april. including two near disney land and another outside the same new port mall. he remains in jail without bail. >>> the leaders of an independent panel that harassly criticized security in ben tobacco city will explain their findings today. the u.s. ambassador and three other americans were killed in a september 11 attack. meanwhile democrats are rejecting the fiscal cliff plan b by rep
of mentally ill and requiring background checks at gun shows. nra will hold a news conference friday the group says it is prepared to make meaningful contributions so tragedies like sandy hook never happen again. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> today several more funerals will take place, following the massacre, including one for teacher victoria soto, the 27-year-old died while trying to hide her students. the chief medical examiner is taking another approach to could having clues about the shooting of the law enforcement is hoping a gwinnettist can provide answers into the behind -- a againist can provide answers into the mine. again man. laura anthony will have a report tonight at 5. you can sign up for our breaking news alerts at abc7news.com. >>> traffic is moving slowly once again on i-5 this morning after a massive chain reaction crash near the oregon border north of yreka near the town of hornbrook. the freeway was shutdown all night, up to 60 cars and trucks were involved, 16 were hurt, eight taken to the hospital, chp says the mess was caused by black ice and people driving too fast.
. the city overs gift certificates up to $200. the nra might say you're just taking guns out of the hands of the good guys. >> well shgs , they said that what we need are more good guys with guns. well, there are a lot of good guys with guns. we have more good guys with guns than any place in the world, and we also have more gun violence. >> reporter: guns likely to be used in crimes are unlikely to be turned in at gun buy-backs. the mayor said since 2009, los angeles has collected 8,000 guns at buy-backs, a period in which violent crime in the city has dropped by 33%. >> this is part of a much bigger effort, a comprehensive effort to address gun and gang violence. and like i said in the city of la, the proof is in the pudding. >> reporter: the line of cars stretched for 6 blocks as people waited up to three hours to turn in their guns. >> it's my sympathy card to connecticut. >> reporter: many people are turning in their guns here that land officials expect this to be -- that lapd officials expect this to be their most successful buy-back ever. >>> president obama will spend the night a
that was used friday. the nra said "meaningful contributions to stop fur tragedies." >>> california is no longer invested in assault rifles. illegal to either have or sell that weapon in the state of california. so obviously, the state shouldn't be a participant in that kind of activity. >> california's teacher pension fund has a stake in freedom group. it is reviewing the investment. >>> one bay area city is looking for the cash to pay for the guns bought back. people turned in nearly 600 firearms for cash, way more than expected. linda yee says san francisco had to start handing out io us . >> reporter: this gun buy back program was more successful than expected. >> thank you very much. jr. dr. joe marshall says he ran out of money after buying back 125 weapons at 200 bucks apiece. ingly was ready to shut down. i was going to walk out and tell the crowd that's all we have. but the chief said, oh no no no. we have all these guns, we have to get them. one mar long rifle, one shotgun. >> reporter: dr. marshall gave out 157ious . if place chief tell us us tonight he found the money and he will ann
on the nra. >> reporter: at nra headquarters in virginia on monday, an angry crowd. >> all: shame, shame, shame. >> reporter: hordes of activists protesting the gun lobby. and the debate ignited again. but those in support of the nra questioned whether the assault rifle used in the newtown massacre was really the issue. conservative columnist john fund called in yesterday. >> the bottom line is, the laws don't work. these mass killings are because of psychotic or mentally ill individuals. >> reporter: but some political leaders are fed up with the nation's gun violence. 34 americans are killed every day by firearms. >> this is just ridiculous. this is an outrage. we are killing each other. and we're the only industrialized country in the world doing it. >> reporter: the nation has fought this battle before. in 1994, congress passed an assault weapons ban, after a surge in gun violence across the nation. the law banned 18 types of rifles. but after ten years, it expired, as the gun lobby's power had grown. according to a university of pennsylvania study, the number of mass shootings did d
meaningful contributions to prevent mass shootings. this will be the nra first public response to the school shooting. >>> imagine much of the internet going dark as a attribute to the sandy hook tragedy. coming up at 4:45 the famous names and silicon valley companies behind the name. >>> retailers are preparing for a busy weekend as shoppers finish their holiday gift buying. tomorrow is expected to be the busiest shopping day. one expert says super saturday could be a bigger shopping day than black friday was. some stores are cutting prices so they don't end up with merchandise after the holidays. >>> coming up on the 5:00 hour sal, how does traffic look? >> it looks good. i think right now we're off to a decent start. no major problems. let's take a look at the pictures we have for you. 80 westbound that looks pretty good heading out to the mccarthur maze. no major problems driving over to the bay bridge toll plaza. it should be light. if we don't have light traffic today, you will have to wait until next week but i'm sure we will have light traffic next week. next week tuesday is christma
first graders and six adults. >>> the president voiced his skepticism about the nra proposal to put armed guards at schools. instead the president vowed to rally the american people to limit gun violence saying he still supports increased background checks and a ban on assault rifles. >>> today a second volunteer firefighter who was shot and killed in new york will be laid to rest. yesterday hundreds of people paid their respects to firefighter and police lieutenant michael. investigators say he and thomas were killed by 62-year-old exconvict who set his own home on fire and waited for first responders to arrive in order to shoot them. services are set for today. >>> time now 4:46. let's take another look at our traffic with tara. >> good morning, brian. everything is looking pretty good. we are still pretty early. if we take a look outside in the east bay here we go at bay point this is a look at highway 4 through the pittsburg area. you can see the headlights are westbound. no problems to report. and in lafayette this is highway 24 westbound traffic on the right hand side there to
to the nra or anybody that says, hey, this isn't the problem, if it's not the problem, it will make a difference, it should make a difference banning them. let's err on the side of caution, keep the kids safe. thank you. >> let me also echo again my appreciation for commissioner dr. joe marshall because omega boys club has been a great partner. they are part of our effort to organize commutes, to intervene as early as we can, and i totally agree with the chief that these particular guns, if you look at them up front and close, you'll see they really shouldn't be in anybody's homes. they're designed to kill folks. many of them military style. i think to bring home the real story here is dr. andrei campbell of our san francisco general hospital, and also on staff at ucsf. he is at the forefront of world class trauma center that we have. and if you go day to day, and certainly with the 67 homicides that we have with the numbers of bodies that were showing up and people have shown up, many of which he saved, many of which he couldn't save that were victims of bullets and violence and gu
with the debate. >>reporter: protestors demonstrated outside the nra headquarters in washington, d.c. this morning. long tame 51 rights congressman of weather virginia told msnbc said it's time to do something. >> i don't know anybody that needs 30 rounds to good huntin hunting. >>reporter: senator feinstein will rae introduce an assault weapon ban that expired in 199 1994. >> the dark time of my life back in 1993 when my wife was killed at 101 california stree street. >>reporter: steven became a gun control activist and testified before congress stood with senator feinstein as president clinton signed the law. he watched 10 years later as congress let that law expir expire. >> senator frist at the time senate majority leader was bold enough to say that it was the will of the people to let it expire and boy i sure wish congress would call senator frist in front of them now. >>reporter: firearms instructor jackson says it's not the guns or high capacity clip. he blames violence in the mass media aimed the children violent video games. >>ok advocate violence and pushing it and
the connecticut shootings. in fact, the nra's facebook page was taken down a day after it boasted reaching 1.7 million likes. >> i was watching some of the sunday shows and there was one program where they said they invited 31 pro-gun right senators on the show to be part of the panel discussion and not a single one accepted the invitation. >> that's remarkable to me. >> it is. >> typically, the reaction when something like this happens is well, if there were more guns, then this type of thing wouldn't happen. so for example, if the security guard at the school had a gun, this wouldn't have happened. if the teachers had guns, this wouldn't have happened. so i'm surprised the nra has been so silent. these gun enthusiasenthusiasts, surprised they have been silent. >> i think they know all the pro gun rights that obviously for clear reasons, emotions are raw right now. tempers are high, frustration is high. and so they're laying low. but the thing is, the president made it very clear. some legislation is coming. whether it succeeds or not is a different story. >> senator dianne feinstein intend
leadership. but+ús gun regulations will no doubt meet with resistance from the nra, so far has not commented since the connecticut shooting. but has scheduled a news conference for friday. the president says he's ready. >> nra is an organization with members that are mothers and fathers. >> california senator boxer, and house minority leader nancy pelosi. >> the tragedy in newtown struck the hearts of every american. we have to respond. >> whoever says this is not the right time, say this. when is the right time? >> so issue is front and center. the news conference will tell us about the nature of the debate. >> thank you, mark. sandy hook students will not return to school until 2013. they wail tend classes in an unused middle school in monroe. that school hzn't been used since june, 2011. crews and workers have been making% g< safe for their return. the school will be run by donna page, a retired sandy hook principal. the rft of the students return to class yesterday. parents say at this point they just want to try to return to normalcy. >> i just naturally would love to keep my kids in a
a proposal from the nra to station armed guards at every school in the country. >> the only thing that is stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> several school districts already have armed officers in their schools. chuck sievertson, abc news, new york. >> as the nation searches for ways to prevent mass shootings, abc this week takes on the gun debate. this morning at 8:00 the head of the nra's national school shield program, former congressman and dea administrator hutchinson defends the gun lobby's controversial proposal to make schools safer. don't miss "this week" with george stephanopoulos coming up at 8:00 here on abc7. >> saint anthony's is holding their curbside donation drive. yesterday people dropped off bags and hand-knitted mitt tense and carves were available for those in need. it continues today and tomorrow. lisa argen is here now talking about this system that we just can't seem to get out from under. >> yeah, it's on the way. so not everyone experiencing the moderate rain. it's along the coast with gusty winds and light rains in san francisco. we
if there were not a gun involved. yesterday the head of the nra came out ripping -- >> less than 24 hours later. >> bill: ripping into bob costas. here's wayne. >> just disgusted. i mean they tune in to watch a sporting event and meanwhile what they get in regard to this cold-blooded murder that took place is they get a national sportscaster whining about his social agenda that he wants adopted to ban firearms and ban handguns. i mean the american public, it is shameful. they're disgusted by it. >> by the way shout out to the nra for putting a guy named lapierrre in charge of their organization. that's great. >> they know how to do it. >> did he succeed the last guy mr. fancy pants? >> bill: lapierrre says there is an answer here. this wouldn't have happened if only -- right dan do we have -- >> he doesn't say anything -- he wouldn't have said a thing last night if this woman had saved her life by having a firearm available. >> how about the baby? >> bill: why didn't the 2-month-old baby have a gun? >> you can have
holidays. >> thank you for joining us. have a great day, everybody. >> an nra showdown. they stand firm saying it would be crazy not to put armed guards in every school. some lawmakers accuse the nra from shooting from the hip. a christmas homecoming. after months being chained to a bed a veteran marine is coming home for the we will hear from his relieved mother. and a holiday forecast. triple-a predicts 93 million americans are making their way over the river and through the woods. we have your travel and weather forecast. all of that and do you remember the peanuts cartoon happiness is a warm puppy? we will have warm puppies in our studio. hopefully they are house-trained. "america's news headquarters" live from the nation's capital starts now. >>> early this week the national rifle association broke its silence on the tragedy at sandy hook. i think the best way to prevent a future masacre is to put armed guards in schools. this morning the nra showed no signs of backing down from that idea. peter doosey is here with the story. >> that's right, doug. the national rifle associati
afraid of the nra, we'd all be a lot better off. >> a free people should be an armed people. once you start drawing the line where do you stop? >> and all that matters. >> ♪ silent snit ♪ . >> she was the best mother anybody could ask for. >> she was the type of person that could just light up the room. i'm so blessed to be her dad. >> on "cbs this morning." >> god has called them all home. for those of us who remain let us find the strength to carry on and make our country worthy of their memory. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in newtown, connecticut. norah, good morning. >> charlie, good morning. as you wake up on the west coast, this new england town is still in shock over the deaths of 28 people including 20 young children. the first funerals are taking place later today for two 6-year-old boys and last night president obama led the mourners at a prayer vigil for the victims. jeff glor is here with that story. jeff, good morning. >> norah, good morning to you. before his speech last night, president obama to
is causing drivers to slow down or from the summit and if you're going that way today this nra is calling for a national safety shield he is also requesting legislation to or skirt guns around schools however, they wanted orange guararmed guard on school grounds >> they are going to say that schools are the safest place to inflict massive mayhem with a minimum risk. >> despite being interrupted twice from the protesters, he continued to protest media violence. >> the witness 16,000 murders and 200,000 acts of violence by the time they reach only 18 years old. and does anybody really believe that the next adam lanza is not already identified and planning his attack at this very moment. >> certainly, this muscle flexed was to remind congress that might be tempted foregone reform that the nra has enormous influence. not just nationally, but also local and state. >> the national polls will show that overwhelmingly, they are and 4 refer but the republicans know that the turn out is slow in the primary. and the end are eight members will be fair well represented at the end are eight members wil
debate, the nra hasn't made any public statement. the country's largest gun rights organization has since taken down its facebook page and went silent on the social media scene. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> for more on bay area gun buy- back programs and continuing coverage off the school tragedy go to cbssf.com. >>> happening right now, owners of a game stop shop in concord are cleaning up after a car drove into it. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is at the clayton valley shopping center with all the details. good morning, elissa. >> reporter: good morning. definitely a brazen burglary here. you can see behind me the gamestop has been boarded up and workers have come in to clean up and try and get things back together so that they can open today. now, what happened is that thieves crashed their car into the building and then stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise. you're looking at a picture from shortly after that happened around 4 a.m. now, employees say that they were alerted by an alarm when they arrived police were already here. and they found that car into the building. but t
and a full investigation of the facts before commenting." the nra plans a news conference friday with more details and liz, they say they will make a major announcement. we'll be listening. >> we will. thank you. >>> we're telling you earlier about our breaking news story out of san jose. san jose city college on lockdown tonight report of a man with a gun or a suspect with a gun on campus. unconfirmed reports. we want to go live to kcbs radio reporter mike colgan. what do you know from where you are right now? >> reporter: well, part of the campus has been cleared. but two areas of the campus are still on lockdown as the science and tech labs is what i have been told two years still on lockdown, other students have been told to leave. we see cars streaming out of the campus so part of the campus has been -- they have been allowed to leave. i think two other parts of campus remain on lockdown. still unconfirmed reports of a gunman on campus. some students have been allowed to leave. >> this happened about 90 minutes ago the first reports came in, mike. there was an unconfirmed report of so
to the hospital in stable condition. no arrests have been made in either shooting. >> today, the n-r-a released a statement saying it will not budge in the group's opposition to new gun laws. the announcement comes as protestors in san francisco staged a dramatic demonstration against gun violence. it's part of a nationwide effort to ban assault weapons and to pay respect to the victims and families in newtown, connecticut. kron4's jeff pierce has the story. >> we are here to represent the twenty six people who were massacred in newton connectticut (naming of vitims) >> reporter: local members of the brady campaign the national group that has crusaded for the ban of assault weapons for over three decades laid on the cold concrete of justin hermin plaza in san francisco saturday afternoon. >> we've been losing children to gun violence for a long time, i'm hoping this is the straw that broke the camels back. >> it has a greater impact when it is twenty kids at once there is something about first graders that strikes peoples hearts. >> reporter: the brady campaign and others like them are mobilizi
and how many like to have them around. >> greg: 2.5 million. >> bob: that is the nra crap. >> greg: get to my stats in a minute. >> dana: two things, what caught my eye today. bob costas said it again. this is the fault of a dirty harry wild west culture. dirty harry was part of law enforcement. >> greg: he was chasing a serial killer. what does costas want instead in bonnie and clyde culture? texas chainsaw massacre culture? is that better than a culture somebody protects themselves? what keeps people safe are guns. every time he opens his mouth, brain cells kess cape. these are facts that they hate. 1.5 of accidental fatalities from the firearms, betting and bags killing 18 times for kids. crime report, 30% lowered their homicide rate. 46% lower assault. robbery. overall, 22% violent rates gone down in right to carry. if you don't arm people it's a health hazard. gun is a vitamin of safety. >> bob: defend your 2.5 million. defend that. >> greg: let me get that for you. u.s. department of justice talked to 2,000 felons and 40% admitted they were deterred for committing a crime for fear
. washington. the nra. took down its facebook page friday. after posting a thank you for its 1.7 million "likes" a texas congressman offered an opposing view. saying things might have been different if the school principal had a weapon. >> so when she heard gunfire she pulls it out, and she didn't have to lunge heroically with nothing in her hands but she takes him out, takes his head off before he can kill those precious kids. >>reporter: as the victims are remembered. the debate on gun control is not forgoten. justine waldman kron 4 news >> you may be wondering how the u-s compares to other countries when it comes to gun ownership and regulation. we found that the u-s has the highest gun ownership rate in the world with an average of 88 guns per 100 people. and even the number two country, yemen, has significantly fewer.with about 55 guns per 100 people. and the united states has, by far, the most gun-related homicides of any other developed country. in 2011, the u-s had more than 91-hundred gun-related murders.compared to japan, which had just 11. and that may have something to do with the s
be in legal trouble following the sunday interview with the nra ceo wayne lapierre. he held up a 30-round gun magazine in the segment but it could have violated d.c. gun laws that read no person in the district shall possess, sell, transfer any large capacity ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm. the "washington post" reports that nbc sought permission from authorities to use it but was denied. the d.c. police chief said we are investigating incident to determine if the magazine was in fact real. >>> one loud critic of the u.s. gun law is cnn host piers morgan. some in the u.s. are ready to send the british citizen packing. over 80,000 people signed requests on the white house petition site to deport morgan for engaging in "hostile attack" against the constitution targeting the second amendment. white house requires 25,000 signatures to garner a response. on twitter, more gone asked if i do get deported from america for wanting fewer gun murders are there any other countries that will have me? one of the host of the bbc show "top gear" jumped in
privately u.s. attorney general holder who pay add visit to connecticut today. the nra is expected to hold a major news dovrns make the first full statement since the killings. also tomorrow morning church bell throughout the country will ring at 6:28 one week to the minute of the shooting. 7 news will carry a special report during tomorrow's moment of silence at 6:28. we will air it right here on the morning news and we will also stream it live for you at abc 7 news.com. >>> and there was a moment of silence held tonight for the snook victims. took place in the south bay. amma has the story. >> our beautiful innocent children and 6 of the courageous and loving teachers and helpers. >>reporter: people of all faith gather inside the santa clara county building for a community vigil honoring those k elementary shooting. >> we are 3000 miles away but we understand our own children are vulnerable and neighbors. >>reporter: county supervisor hosted event that began with a moment of silence. >> the fear starts to go away when we begin to convene people, to unify people around a common ca
he's road nra is an organization that has members who are mothers and fathers. >> the shooting in newtown set the scene for rewriting the rules. we'll have a better idea about the depth of the debate when the national rifle association holds a conference on friday. >> do you think it's safe to say we'll get a ban on assault weapons? i heard someone you don't need an ak 15 to go huntding. >> hunting is not the issue. people use guns for a lot of other things. people buying guns because they think they need to be protected from the government. you snow. >> that is a different story. >> not just hunting but saying the second amendment says the right to form a militia it's a different topic. >> right right. >> not just about hunting. >> as for the debate, sure :añ set for getting some changes. >> thank you, mark. >> yes. >> political ranker returned to washington in the effort to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. the president saying he's prepared to do tough things for a deal. the latest offer extending tax cuts to everybody making less than $400,000 a year up from his original
background checks are supported by nearly three quarters of nra members and i came across another survey showing gun ownership is dropping in the united states. but gun sales are increasing. so fewer people are buying more guns. >> mark, thank you. >> though it's not on tonight's agenda, los gatos town council brace forward an earful of comments over a controversial new store set to open up this weekend. the tragedy in connecticut is only intensifying this debate. from outside, the freshly painted walls of the logo don't tell you much about what is being sold inside of this store. but neighbors do. >> guns kill things. that is why the community, we will like to know about that product before it's available on shelf autos deborah winestein spoke us-to-us in a playground from when they're set to open a gun shop. >> we feel like schools and the neighborhood should be notified. >> the town manager explained why that wasn't possible. >> the section of the town today koed that regulates this area was amendmented in 1987. he doesn't give the town a restriction to hold a public hearing on a reta
in washington, d.c. this morning. in burlingame, scoot jackson, an nra instructor shows us some guns he uses to teach home defense and personal protections. he says assault weapons and high capacity an anything clips are not the problem. >> kids are detached.h]x#Ñ everybody is in video games. they're detached from parents because of the media sources. >> jackson blames video games and a reliance on prescription drugs to treat behavioral problem autos there are a generation of murderers being raised because of video games and mind altering drug autos at san francisco law center the director says connecticut does have an assault weapons ban now. >> connecticut, however, does not ban large capacity ammunition magazines. that is something we understand was used in this shooting. and unfortunately, it's something we see in almost all mass shootings. >> i did call individual yes game programmers today, and their associations organization did not get a response, coming up at 6:00, long time gun rights members of congress speaking out against the clips, we'll get reaction to that from our firearms
this morning at 7:45 a.m. pacific time. it's going tonight first time that the nra will make officials comments on the connecticut shooting out of a press relief. they opted to wait out of respect for the victims' families. >>> a gun buy-back program was successful. the oakland police department held an event at saint benedict's church last weekend. organizers say days after the event, people are still coming forward giving up all sorts of weapons in exchange for $200 each. >> when we saw the guns, we thought we're so glad we kept the door open asking for guns. >> the weapons turned in range from handguns to rifles including some more sophisticated than what police officers carry. >>> another partisan holdup on the "fiscal cliff." house republicans say they were not able to drum up enough support for a vote for the house speaker's plan b. so speaker john boehner canceled last night's vote. boehner designed the bill to prevent automatic tax hikes at the first of the year on people making less than a million dollars. boehner says it's up to the president and the democrats to make their move. >> i
on that list. >> the demand a plan campaign came just hours after the nra news conference subjected arms guards in every american school. it's part of the larger national campaign of mayors against illegal guns. >>> there's the same sentiment behind a protest in san francisco today. gun control advocates held signs bearing the names of the young victims who died in the sandy hook school shooting. one by one, they laid down in justin herman plaza. the signs spelling out details of the tragedy and the lives lost. the event in san francisco was organized by the brady campaign to prevent gun violence. >>> the newtown tragedy has in some ways left a pal on the holiday and prompted some parents to rethink their christmas purchases. some are shying away from violent video games for kids after critics blamed the country's obsession with gaming for feeding violent behavior. one parent outside the san francisco game stop says that the focus needs to be on educating kids. >> as parents and as just the community like we really got to tell our kids that you know, it's just video games like you don't do this
to control violent crime take violent criminals off the street. >> on friday the nra called for armed guards in schools as the best way to prevent shootings like the one in newtown connecticut. today warner a supporter of gun ownership called for mental health care as a way to protect schools. >>> religion leaders prayed for peace and called for action to prevent gun violence. church members held sunday service then a town hall forum to answer questions and spark discussion. actor and activist danny glover and jeremiah wright. glover says the connecticut shooting has brought a problem dealt with daily, gun violence. >> daily in light of what has happened in newtown connecticut, don't you give up on me. because now it is time for you to act. >> a group of san francisco faith leaders met with leaders to discuss what they can do to help. they hope to have similar meetings in the months to come. >>> the key to solving bay area traffic problems could come from cell phone towers. a uc berkeley team says their study is the first that data from cell phone towers and gps devices have been used to tra
a tragedy as self-promotion. >> new jersey governor chris christie discussed the nra's proposal. >> i don't think that the solution to safety in schools is putting armed guard out -- for it to be really effective you'd have to have an armed guard outside of every classroom. >> classroom. >> the governor said that would negatively impact the schools learning environment. he favored an approach including gun control. >>> the first lady joined president obama for his weekly message. >> every year we commit to love one another, to give of ourselves, to be our brother's keeper, to be our sister's keeper. but those ideas are not just part of our faith. they're part of all faiths. and they unite us as americans. >> in this country we take care of each other and in the season of giving it's inspiring to see so many people all across america taking the time to help those most in need. >> the first family arrived early this morning in hawaii where they're spending their christmas holiday. the president said he plans to return to washington next week because of the so-called fiscal cliff. legislato
not criticize the nra's specific proposal, but the governor did say having armed guards at schools is a bad idea. >> i don't think that the solution to safety in schools is putting armed guard. for it to be really effective in my view, you would have to have an armed guard outside every classroom. >> he said armed guards at elementary schools would negatively impact the students' learning environment. >>> today, people in san francisco joined in on the gun debate in a different way. in six minutes, their silent protest and what demonstrators say is key to preventing more tragedies like the masacre in newtown, connecticut. >>> vacaville police say stopped a suspicious vehicle and found weapons, drugs and cash. the car was stopped at a chevron station at alamo drove and merchant street this afternoon. inside the vehicle, officers say they found several dangerous saad-off shotguns. >> the way the weapons have been altered, they are designed to concealed weapon. getting these weapons off the street has made our streets safer today. >> one man was arrested today. police recognized the suspect distinc
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amendment rights. >> reporter: in an interview on "meet the press" the head of the nra reiterated his calls forearmed guards in schools across the nation. >> fit's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. >> reporter: one of the falls church protesters is a resent high school graduate. she disagrees with having armed personnel in schools. >> i would not have felt safer. i think i would have felt more in harm's way. i don't agree with guns in general. >> reporter: pratt put some of the blame on adam lanza's mother. >> i think if the mother would have survived, she would have been held accountable for allowing those firearms to be accessed by somebody that was mentally instable. >> reporter: the owner of the shop says this was the first time there was ever a demonstration outside of his business. in falls church, darcy spencer, news4. >>> the second victim of a shooting in northeast washington has now died. police say 69-year-old nethannial beasley jr. died. the shooting also killed 44-year-old raymond harris. police are of
following this shooting. >> shame on the nra! >> gun control advocates protested outside of the offices in washington, d.c. the nra has not releasedny statements since the -- released any statements since the shooting and its facebook page has disappeared following other mass shootings. >>> new this morning, a private equity company where the california teachers' pension fund keeps some of its money. it says this will sell its stake to a gun manufacturer. yesterday, the teachers' pension fund said it was reviewing its investment in the private equity firm following the school shooting. >>> two people were seriously hurt in oakland after being -- after being hit by a car. the man and woman were hit in the crosswalk. they were later rushed to the hospital. the driver did stop and is cooperating with police. >>> very busy san francisco mall was evacuated. a fire broke out in a restaurant. firefighters were called to the westfield san francisco center on market street about 8:15 last night. firefighters found smoke in the building. it was coming from a flue fire. they quickly put tut the --
gun violence. the nra is expected to speak out tomorrow in its first news conference since the tragedy. and abc's jake tapper joins us from the white house. with the very latest. you asked the president yesterday in the news conference, where have you been for four years on this issue to eradicate semiautomatic weapons? >> reporter: that's right. then-senator biden had written that ban into law in 1994. but it expired in 2004. the vice president will be meeting with chiefs of police who support reinstating that ban. and the president will be reaching out to lawmakers to try to come up with post-newtown solutions. president obama had promised the citizens of newtown meaningful action. and in a morning press conference, he explained what that meant. an administration focused on preventing future tragedies by focusing on mental health, culture, education, and gun control. >> the fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce the violence and prevent the very worst vi
, what do you make of the nra strategy here that there should be someone in every school system in america holding a gun and protecting the kids. >> that's not quite the language they used and if they did i would be more opposed today it the public wants guns out of the schools, not in the schools. i don't think the nra is listening. i don't think they understand. most persons would protect the second amendment rights and yet agree with the idea that not every human being should own a gun, not every gun should be available for anyone anywhere anytime. they're looking for a common sense approach that says that those doing it right should be able to own a weapon but it should not be extended to everyone, every time for every type of weapon. >>> thank you very much frank. >> pleasure merry christmas to you. >> we're learning disturbing new details today. michelle miller has the story of a man that murderinjured two firefighters murdered two others and killed his sister as well. >>> it was a trap set by william spangler. >> we're being shot at multiple firemen down
of congress who are expected to consider tighter restrictions on firearms to the new year. the nra has largely kept out of sight since last week shooting. the took down their face book page and silence that twitter account. >> at 7:45 a.m. our time will carry a press conference live. >> also watching the latest from the fiscal cliff talks. the house of records in this family to vote on a plan to keep taxes from rising on most americans come january 1st. >> now is up to the senate. the house speaker conceding last night that the measure did not happen. his so- called plan be dead in the water. we are receiving word that the speaker will hold a press conference at 7 this morning with the republican caucus unable to come together it appears more likely that we are going to go over the fiscal cliff. >> i am watching wall street closely. dow future is doubt over 160 points down. a lot more on the market's coming up of as kron 4 morning news continues after this break. ?Ñ >> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news watching wall street closely. the dow closing up 60 points. wall street turning its a
and the fallout from the n-r-a comments continue. national rifle association president david keene is speaking out today.nearly two weeks after the connecticut school massacre. n-r-a executive vice president wayne lapierre first addressed the issue last friday.calling for armed officers in all u-s schools. lapierre blamed recent mass shootings on poor oversight of the mentally ill, violent t-v shows, movies and video games.among ofther things. today keene responded to the backlash over lapierre's suggestions on school security. >> when wayne lapeer spoke about a week ago, he suggested that what has to happen and what should happen is that in every school district, administrators, teachers and parents should sit down and ask what's needed to protect the students in that school. some of them will want police officers there. others of them will want private security guards. there may be some places they want volunteers to do it. we're willing to work with everybody on those questions. but the fact is that is not a crazy suggestion. >> reporter: keene's comments come one day after a new york newspaper
and the nra made a decision then and there, no new gun control legislation will ever pass the congress, they spent a ton of money in that election knocked out a whole bunch of democrats , the republicans took the house and that has been the status quo but as the nation mourns the staggering loss of so many innocent victims.dianne feinstein says she's preparbelieves we are ready for a change. >> is this the way we want america to go in other words the rights of the few overcome the safety of the majority i don't think so i think america is ready ready or not.the battle to ban weapons like this one.is bound to be a tough one. >>reporter: maureen kelly kron4 news. >> the repercussions of the school massacre are being felt here in the bay area. schools safety - something many took for granted -is now being questioned. here is how some districts are addressing the fears of parents and students. from berkeley unified.while tragedies are very rare, when they do happen, our concern for the victims may bring worries about our own children and their day to day safety. we want you to know that al
for a national discussion on gun control. joe mansion of west virginia is a life long member of the nra, and he says everything should be on the table. senator dianne feinstein of california says she will introduce legislation to ban the sale of new assault weapons. state senator leeland ye says he will reintroduce a bill. >> unfortunately, gun manufacturers found a loophole in that particular law by creating, and modifying these assault weapons with a bullet button. >> another piece of leming slags being considered in sacramento deals with how schools prepare for information, such as a gunman on the loose. >>> in los gatos, a new store is opening, and among the things it will be selling are guns. what happened in tonight's council meeting? >> reporter: templar sports is expected to open at the end of the month. university avenue has an electric mix of businesses. templar sports service includes the sale of firearms. >> these represent an unnecessary threat to this community. particularly children. >> i do believe that the owners, and operators of templar sports will conduct their business prof
in newtown. the nra says it is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure there's not a repeat of what happened in newtown and on friday the group plans to hold a press conference to offer more details. >>> the firm capital says it intends to sell its stock in cerberus. that's the company that makes the rifle used in friday's attack. it's not clear how long the suspension will last. dick's has removed all guns from the shelves of stores closest to newtown connecticut out of respect for the shooting victims and their families. >>> the bank is located in pelton plaza which is just off east 14th street a couple of weeks from davis street. just after 4:00 this afternoon a man in his 20s walked in, passed a note to the teller asking for money and by the time police got there unfortunately the bank robber was gone. and in belmont police want your help identifying a man suspecting of robbing another u.s. bank at noon today. take a look at this bank security picture. that robbery happened at the branch on rolston avenue. the man demanded money from a teller. police say h
and senseless murders in newtown. the nra says it is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure there's not a repeat of what happened in newtown and on friday the group plans to hold a press conference to offer more details. >>> the firm capital says it intends to sell its stock in cerberus. that's the company that makes the rifle used in friday's attack. it's not clear how long the suspension will last. dick's has removed all guns from the shelves of stores closest to newtown connecticut out of respect for the shooting victims and their families. >>> the bank is located in pelton plaza which is just off east 14th street a couple of weeks from davis street. just after 4:00 this afternoon a man in his 20s walked in, passed a note to the teller asking for money and by the time police got there unfortunately the bank robber was gone. and in belmont police want your help identifying a man suspecting of robbing another u.s. bank at noon today. take a look at this bank security picture. that robbery happened at the branch on rolston avenue. the man demanded money from a teller. p
with the nra ceo wayne lapierre. he held up a 30-round gun magazine in the segment but it could have violated d.c. gun laws that read no person in the district shall possess, sell, transfer any large capacity ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm. the "washington post" reports that nbc sought permission from authorities to use it but was denied. the d.c. police chief said we are investigating incident to determine if the magazine was in fact real. >>> one loud critic of the u.s. gun law is cnn host piers morgan. some in the u.s. are ready to send the british citizen packing. over 80,000 people signed requests on the white house petition site to deport morgan for engaging in "hostile attack" against the constitution targeting the second amendment. white house requires 25,000 signatures to garner a response. on twitter, more gone asked if i do get deported from america for wanting fewer gun murders are there any other countries that will have me? one of the host of the bbc show "top gear" jumped in saying -- >>> a new york newspaper is facing backlash
of tennessee, moves on to a perfect 11-010 nra this season. usc trails by half. 6 3-pointer, now 5-5 on the year. when the ers take on seattle, they will be -- 9ers take on seattle, they will be with the can havive end justin schmit. he is out. and the man they call mega beltron had 200-yards. that is it for sports. >> not quite. don't forget to check out the raiders this morning. you can see all the action starting at cbs5 at 10:00 a.m. it is followed by the 5th quarter. >> good day to it is inside and watch a game if you don't have more shopping to do. >>> coming up next, a winter storm packing a punch with heavy rain and winds. >> and the north bay community keeping an eye on the rising water levels. >> i do think people waited a little bit. now they are just ready to buy, buy, buy. >> bay area stores banking on last minute holiday shoppers and weekend sale that is may top black friday. we will be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, see heavy rains. plus - sierra drivers pulling overo install those snow chains. weather ad libs 07:07:43;12 suhr: anything gets..guns shouldn't be
? on abc's this week this george stephanopoulos asa hutchinson compares the current nra proposal with the national debate that took place before armed air martials were put on planes in an effort to deter terrorism. >> it was an intense debate that on o airplanes guns have no place. it has increased the security of the airlines. it is not like it is an armed camp. it is a discrete use of armed guards that has a presence there to protect america. >> georgia senator johnny isaacson reports the columbine took place five years in the ten year assault weapons ban which congress eventually allowed to expire. >>> saint anthony's in san francisco is holding its 4th annual curbside donation drive. yesterday people dropped by clothes and food by the bagful. donated hand knitted scars and socks were also available for those in need. it continues today and tomorrow. even in the rain, people are coming out, lisa, to donate. and that a rain is going to continue. >>> that's right. we are getting pounded right now in parts of the way area as a strong cold front is pushing into the bay. here is a
orders joe biden to lead the charge in changing policies after sandy hook. the nra is set to speak out now for the first time, as the debate on gun control breaks wide-open. >> why the hell can you buy a weapon of mass destruction? >>> the eagle has landed. take a look at t
dying breath i'm a proud owner and live time member with the nra i've always been i also have a responsible to say come to the table, i want to hear both sides. >> reporter: there will be more services today. abc news in new york reports there will be five funerals and six wakes there were nine funerals and wakes, yesterday including knows for a teacher and principal. the shooter and his mother nancy we heard about her concern for her son and his mental health. cnn is reporting the day before her death she returned from a short trip alone to a luxury resort in new hampshire. friends say in recent years she felt comfortable leaving adam at home, unsupervisedded. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> -- >>> santa clara county leaders will hold a vigil tonight for the victims of the school tragedy last night members of the bay area sikh community gathered to offer their prayers. after the vigil in fairfield, there was a discussion about issues related to the tradition including gun control and mental health aid. the congregation is inviting peep of all religions for another service sund
. >> that is right. pledging to make sure that this never happens again. nra promises to reveal details so we shall see. more young victims laid to rest today. abc 7 news is live tonight from new town, connecticut.
to prevent mass shootings, abc this week takes on the gun debate. this morning at 8:00 the head of the nra's national school she would program, former congressman and dea administrator hutchinson defends the gun lobby's controversial proposal to make schools safer. don't miss this week with george stephanopoulos coming up at 8:00 here on abc7. >> the family of apple founder steve jobs lost the fighting over an his yacht. it is over an unpaid bill. this is what the high-tech yacht venues looks like. the designer claims the heira owes him $4 million of the $12 million fee. the yacht cost $138 million to build. >>> san francisco police are marking the sixth anniversary of the death of within of their own today. officer brian was killed as he tried to arrest a prison escapee in the sunset district. the 28-year-old was one of several officers searching for 33-year-old morlon ruff. when police went to move in, rutf opened fire, hitting tavera, who died in the hospital the next day. if you would like to pay your respects you can go to the community room named of a him at the police station today
. >> coming up on face the nation, the future of gun control. bob schieffer interviews the nra president. that's on face the nation and it starts at 8:30 a.m. on cbs 5. >>> on the national news, former governor mark sanford says he's considering a run for congress. >> you might remember his name. he was an up-and-coming figure in the republican party before he vanished from south carolina for five days back in 2009. he later admitted he was visiting his mistress in argentina. yesterday he said he may run for a house seat that will open in january. that was the seat that he previously held in the 1990s. in it and today is the day for the buyers to the late singer daniel who died last monday at the age of 88. there was a big service on friday at the national cathedral in washington. his body is lying about why a state capital. today president obama who is vacationing in hawaii will be the final service at the memorial cemetery. >> critics of the movie to zero dark 30. the film is about the capture of osama bin laden. he says the movie creates a false impression that harsh interrogations were the
weapons. other senators have voiced their support for such legislation. but n-r-a c-e-o wayne lapierre is dismissing any bans on assault weapons and made clear yesterday it was highly unlikely that the n- r-a would support any new gun regulations. meanwhile, demonstrators marched over new york city's brooklyn bridge demanding tighter gun laws in the country. several hundred people participated in the march. carrying candles, the protestors stopped in the middle of the iconic bridge to read the names of the children and adults killed at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. >> an afghan police official says an afghan policewoman has killed an american adviser at the kabul police headquarters. the deputy police chief says an investigation is underway to determine whether the killing was intentional or accidental. the victim was a military or civilian adviser. the nato military command says it's looking into reports of the shooting but had no other information. >> hawaii is saying goodbye to a much-respected native son. daniel inouye. president obama attended inouye's funeral yeste
. this will be the nra's first public response to the school shooting. >>> a woman is in the hospital with life threatening injuries after police say a car hit a group of people near san francisco twin peaks. the four victims were walking near a scenic outlook when they say a car came speeding by around 9:00 last night. one of them managed to get out of the way but the others appeared to have hit by the car and knocked can the >>> be ktvu he was visiting from wisconsin i the caret i police detained the driver and we're checking to see if was under the influence. >>> about 800 chef reason workers will be moved to texas. chevron says the workers will be relocated to houston. that is where the company has the biggest base of operations. they are all involved in information and advance energy technologies. most of that work is already being done in texas. but chevron says its headquarters will stay in california. >>> 6:11 is the time. we want to check in with sal. see what is happening on the roads on this first day of winter. >> we are looking at also the large crowd at the new park mall. big crow
meaningful contributions to prevent mass shootings. this will be the nra first public response to the shooting. >>> the jobs of about 800 chevron workers will be moving to texas. those jobs will be relocated to houston. they are all involved in information and advance -- chevron says the headquarters will remain in california. >>> let's check in with sal. see if there is any rain coming down that is impacting traffic. >> we have some report of rain from just one of our twitter followers in petaluma area. that says it's going that way. i'm going to ask rosemary. moe mary is is the paid television >> i think rosily -- also the morning compute the toll plaza is light. we are expecting a if day today. and this morning if you are driving from the livermore valley to castro valley it's off to a good start. >>> hello mastery. you know what i -- take the center lea it actually helps prevent possible possibling on the highway. giving you a look at storm tracker two. boy is etenning. hasn'ts to bring refers water right through. many breezy in the areas. we've got pretty good rain falling
, rifles, with very different --guns and also ammunition has been sold. reporting live, kron 4. >> the n-r-a is finally breaking its silence four days after the connecticut the nation's largest gun rights organization - making its first public statements today after a self-imposed media blackout that left many wondering how it would respond to the killings. >> "shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders." they wanted to give families to mourn to make sure that they wanted to have a time before they issued a statement and never happens again." in a statement, the group says its members were quote "shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders." wanted to give families time to mourn before making its first public statements. the organization - pledging to "help to make sure this never happens again" and is for friday. with the recent shooting - a re-ignited gun control debate - and a spike in gun sales. asking what, if anything you plan on doing. buying a rifle before a possible ban? getting rid of your weapon if yo
next month. on friday.the n-r-a will hold its first press conference since the elementary school shooting. >> california has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation - but some state lawmakers are looking to make them even stronger. several california law makers are saying. it is time to put into place more restrictions on guns. specifically assault weapons like the ones used by the connecticut shooter, adam lanza. >> we currently have a ban on assault weapon frweapon rifles and california but the gun manufacturers have made modifications to the assault weapons. whereby, you can it not take and easily a magazine out of but by pressing a button, you can easily to that. >> yee adds, another state senator is looking at a proposal that puts restrictions on ammunition. we will follow the latest with that 4:37. this live look from the east bay. temperatures are at or below in the freezing level. there is a little light at the end of the tunnel but bundle of his freezing out there. . (music) >> welcome back. secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to testify before congress n
:45 pacific time. it will be the first time for the nra to make official comment on the connecticut shooting. the group says it opted to wait out of respect for the victims' families. >>> meantime, vice president joe biden convened a task force that will review the nation's gun laws and recommend changes. the president wants concrete proposals in hand by next month. the team will also look at mental health issues, school readiness, even violent videogames. >>> and the effort to get guns off the streets is going well in oakland so far. all week, gun owners have been trading in their fire power for cash. the buy back has netted hundreds of weapons including two machine pistols turned in by teenagers. >>> in san francisco, mayor lee is proposing two new gun control laws, one that bans hollow point bullets and another that notifies law enforcement when someone buys 500 rounds or more of any type of ammunition. sf police chief greg suhr will be onset to talk about the efforts with cbs 5's phil matier, that's coming up at 6:45. >>> north korea announced today it's detaining an american citizen. th
who say this time we have got to do things different. >> what about the nra? >> the nra is an organization that has members who are mothers and fathers. i would expect that they have been impacted by this as well. hopefully they will do some self reflection. here is what we know that any single glove law cannot solve all of these problems. we will have to look at mental health issues. we will have to look at schools. there will be a range of things that joe's group looked at. >> we know that issues of gun safety will be an element. what we have seen over the last 20 to 15 years is the sense that anything related to guns is somehow an encroachment of the second amendment. what we are looking for is a thoughtful approach that says we can preserve our second amendment. we can make sure responsible gun owners are able to carry out their activities. but we are going to be serious about the safety side of this. we are going to be serious about making sure something like new town or aurara does not happen again. there is a big chunk of space between what the second amendment me
security guard on campus and another one nearby could not stop it. >> the nra's blanket call to arm our schools is really nothing more than a distraction. >> reporter: some teachers in utah say they want more gun training. and organizers are already planning another class for the next holiday break. cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> you didn't have any armed teachers when you grew up, did you? >> i did. i had an armed teacher, not a teacher, an officer and a drug sniffing dog to go around and sniff the lockers. but i never thought about whether they made me feel safe. >> what do you think now in retrospect, do you think it kept your school safe? >> it may have. i grew up in a small town. we never had too many bad things happen. >> the discussions come up after newtown. these are very important discussions people are having about how to keep schools safe. i think the question i would ask, where do you draw the line? if it's teachers that are armed, who is to say parents might not say we want to patrol our kid's school? i don't know the answers to that. it's very complicated. >> it
of action both democrats and republicans. host: why is that? guest: n.r.a. says we have the right to bear arms and we shouldn't limit that right in any way. if anything, as you know, there have been comments in the last few days that encourage more americans, to carry guns. we need to refute that and stand up. and one thing is this terrible tragedy has done for those of us who have always thought we should do more to make sure we are safe and children are safe and for those who have not stood up, you know what, we need to stand up and ensure our children are safer and we need to do something to make sure that dangerous guns don't get in the hands of criminals or those who are mentally ill. host: is that your message to red state democrats? guest: it's to everyone. let's do something. we have seen it so many times. there would be one crime where we would give it a longer sentence and stand up immediately to make sure we would keep people safe because something horrendous happened. why are we not doing that when we see one horrendous tragedy, multiple students. we have seen it in movie thea
justice for a 23-year-old woman beaten and gang raped on a bus. >>> the nra is making clear they are not about to consider tighter gun laws in the wake of the newton massacre. wayne la pierre repeated his desire for an armed guard in every school. >> i don't know if anybody has ever seen somebody shot. i have. this is a false debate. this is a convenient trick to try to divide our country, where most of us in america, including gun owners that agree on things that would stop the carnage going on all over america. >> booker is offering up an array of ideas, including universal background checks and tighter control laws. and he is exploring a run for the u.s. senate in 2014. >>> former penn state defensive coordinator jerry sandusky, responded to an interview request with a pennsylvania newspaper with a letter from prison, written on a small scrap of paper. sandusky says he wants to talk to the citizens voice newspaper but told to keep quiet by his attorneys as they appeal his conviction for sexually abuses ten boys. he says he spends 23 hours a day in his cell at a supermax s
gun control saying we hear you. also today, the nra is explaining steps to prevent another tragedy. >>> and on wall street this morning, investors are growing more concerned that congress will fail to reach a deal to avoid that fiscal cliff at the end of the year. just last night, house speaker john boehner's so-called plan "b" to prevent tax increases failed in the house. >>> meantime, farmers are warning that milk prices could skyrocket to $6 or $8 a gallon. if congress fails to pass a new farm bill. >>> we have just learned that president obama will nominate john kerry as the next secretary of state to succeed hillary clinton. that official announcement is expected later this afternoon. and i think we should unlike this. it could soon cost you to send an e-mail on facebook. the company is testing out a new service that will charge $1 to guarantee that an e-mail you sent to a nonfriend gets into their inbox, reducing the chance of them mistaking it for spam. no. i hope you have a budget for that. >>> and finally, a special princess is celebrating a special birthday. disney's orig
themselves on campus. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> the nra's blanket call to arm our schools is really nothing more than a distraction. >> reporter: as the debate in washington rages on, so do the classes on how to arm teachers in utah. >> we just want to make sure that people have the tools at their disposal to mitigate risk and save lives at the end of the day. >> reporter: this training was so popular, there's already another one planned for the next school break. for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >>> switching gears, now, to how to lighten up the gloomy winter months? not just for us, but for your pets. apparently, it's all rooted in science. it turns out, your dog or your cat may be depressed. and the treatment that works for humans could also work for your pets. it's true. abc's dan harris has the story. >> reporter: of all the absurd things we do for our pets, the massages, the themed birthday parties, the treadmills, the high-end couture. the paris hilton $325,000 doghouse. >> inside is moldings and ligh
, this is the first time a female security officer has been involved. >>> the nra is not backing away from its call for armed officers in our nation's schools. and the group vows to fight any effort by congress to strengthen gun control laws. now congressman chris murphy, whose district includes newtown, calls the stance "tone deaf and revolting." >>> a real christmas gift, it would be getting to where you're going on time today. storms are causing major travel trouble throughout the nation. it's not only trying to get through snow-covered roads. rain and wind are grounding flights in the warmer parts of the country as well. >>> and finally, christmas will be a good time to do a little star-gazing. jupiter and the moon will be very close together in the sky and very bright. you'll be able to see them even in urban areas. the star of bethlehem may have been a similar astronomical event. i'm told you have to look to the east-southeast sky. wherever that may be. you'll see a bright silvery star. on christmas night. you can tell the children, it's santa returning to the north pole. >> will we be able t
interviewed nra's president david keene. >>> it is one week since the newtown, connecticut, school shooting which changed the gun control debate. short time ago americans paused to honor the 20 children and 6 women who were killed in that massacre. bell toll [ bell tolling ] church bells rang 26 times as newtown officials and residents stood with connecticut governor dan malloy. churches also rang their bells in washington and other cities. on thursday services were held for six of the people killed inside sandy hook elementary school. there was also a funeral in new hampshire for nancy lanza, the mother and first victim of gunman adam lanza. seth doane is in newtown where more funerals for the victims will be held this morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie and good morning to our viewers in the west. across the country, governors and mayors have called for a special day of mourning and a moment of silence to mark one week since this tragedy. >> it sucks. there's no reason for us to be here tonight. >> reporter: expressions of disbelief and grief echo
a difference. >> "i would say to nra or anyone who says this is not the problem, if it is not the problem then it shouldn't make a difference banning them." >>reporter: also announced today. the police department will train all new academy recruits in school safety. with this new propos what >>pam: would stop someone from buying 499- rounds of ammunition at one store. then 499 at another store? in both cases, not enough to trigger notificiation to police? >>reporter: nothing. the mayor said that is a potential consequence of this proposed law. >>pam: when does the mayor think the board of superiviors will get to look at this? >>reporter: the goal is to have a draft before the board. by mid-january. >>pam: thank-you. 67 people have been murdered so far this year in san francisco. 45 of those were shot. kron 4's maureen kelly went to a vigil in the bayview. district for one of the most recent victims of gun violence. >>reporter: a small gathering of worshipers said prayers and sang songsat the site where a 17 year old boy was shot and killed on saturday night. montreal blakely was a senio
that it was highly unlikely that the nra would support any new gun regulations. >> we will be right back. >> a break tone from some in congress sunday on reaching a deal with the white house to avoid the fiscal cliff. president obama and congress are on christmas vacation. it will be thursday before talks will resume to try to prevent automatic tax hikes and spending cuts from taking effect january 1st. andrew spencer has the latest. >> this is the first time that i feel that it is more likely that will go over the cliff that not. if we allow this to happen it will be the most colossal consequence so act congressionally. this will be very irresponsible. >> president obama stated that he will cut his vacation short to try to handle this. the deadline is just a week away. >> a programming reminder to catch dr. phil right after the kron4 morning news at 10:00 a.m.. we will be right back. oh, you have a keurig vue brewer? oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to carry more coffee and fresh w
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